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Hummah Hah, about the Brooks saddle....(3 posts)

Hummah Hah, about the Brooks saddle....rwbadley
Aug 19, 2002 9:38 PM
The B-72 is a four rail saddle that requires a special type seatpost adapter.

I just happened to have another four rail saddle that I preferred on the bike, and my butt. This saddle is also a contemporary of the old Raleigh, and looks quite at home there. Totally in keeping with the dignity of the bike. It is a 1964 SPORT model. Very pretty bike.

I decided to off the Brooks on e-bay, as I have a number of boxes of bike stuff, and decided not to add the b-72 to the collection. I cleaned it a bit, and put proofide on it. It will be better served being under a butt that loves it. It really has seen little or no use, not even broken in. I know it will find a good home elsewhere. If I had known you were looking for one, I would have let you have first chance at it.

I had an e-mail from a guy in Toronto. He wanted to know how much shipping would be. I replied 'more than it's worth, probably 1000 US' He hadn't said 'saddle' in the e-mail, I have a motorycle for sale also, I thought he was asking about that! I recieved an e-mail back --?????What? Not the whole bike, just the saddle! Ooops. My mistake. It would seem unlikely shipping on a saddle (or bicycle) would run $1000. :-)

Thanks,

RW
I'll probably buy a B-66 or similar for the Paramount ...Humma Hah
Aug 20, 2002 2:17 PM
... eventually. At the moment, all is on hold pending a move to a new house.

I'll see what turns up at Trexlertown in October. No telling what is there. But Brooks saddles are something that would normally turn up only at estate sales, as they're lifetime saddles and most people don't give 'em up until you pry their cold, dead arses off 'em.
The only one that seems to fit mine so far is the pro ...rwbadley
Aug 20, 2002 8:45 PM
I thought the b-72 was just too wide. Tho' maybe could have got used to it.

The saddle that went on the Raleigh is (brand?) a four rail with rear springs and spring support down the horizontal. It is black with shiny steel rivets. I wish I knew who made it, I haven't found mfr. name on it.

Sorry about the mispelling Humma,

RW